EPCN Conference, London 18-22 May 2020

The 9th European Pond Conservation Network (EPCN) conference will be held over 18-22rd May 2020 at University College London (UCL), London, UK.

Responding to the considerable need to conserve European ponds, the conference will combine pond biology, hydrology and landscape ecology with pond conservation practice and welcomes both scientists and conservation practitioners to the meeting.

The conference will include both oral and poster presentations along with workshop sessions aimed at increasing integration of the European pond community. A mid-conference field trip, hosted by the Freshwater Habitats Trust, will centre on the beautiful New Forest National Park in southern England, which harbours many ancient ponds and rare species.

The 2020 EPCN Conference will be partly supported by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded Hydroscape project which aims to determine how stressors and connectivity interact to influence biodiversity and ecosystem function. Attendees of the EPCN conference will be given the opportunity to interact with Hydroscape team members and listen to talks about this project.

The 2020 EPCN organising committee consists of Carl Sayer (UCL), Helen Greaves (EPCN Secretary, UCL), Richard Walton (UCL), Pascale Nicolet (Freshwater Habitats Trust), Alan Law (University or Stirling) and Matthew Hill (University of Huddersfield).

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